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Columbus Branch

The Durable Slate Company is a nationally available historic roofing contractor. We specialize in slate, clay-tile, and copper roofing, as well as copper gutters.

This branch services the entire Columbus area, as well as Illinois, Tennessee, Michigan, and West Virginia.

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Columbus' Roofing Experts

The Durable Slate Company was established in Columbus, Ohio, over thirty years ago. Although we started as a small slate roofing company, quality service, sound methods, and professional integrity quickly expanded The Durable Slate Company throughout Ohio and beyond into the regional United States.

As our business has grown, so too has our expertise and service portfolio. In addition to slate roofing, also offer clay tile roof repair and installation and copper roofing and gutter services.

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Historic Roofing in Columbus

Historic roofing in Columbus, Ohio dates back to the 19th century, when the city was founded. During this time, many of the buildings in the city were constructed with wood shingles or slate roofs, as these materials were readily available and cost-effective.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, metal roofing began to become more popular in Columbus, as it was more durable and long-lasting. As the city grew and modernized, many of the older buildings were renovated and updated with new roofing materials, including asphalt shingles and rubber roofing.

Today, many of the historic buildings in Columbus still retain their original roofing materials, providing a unique architectural aesthetic and a glimpse into the city's past. In addition, there are numerous preservation efforts in place to protect and preserve the historic roofing of Columbus, ensuring that it remains a part of the city's rich history.

Slate is a type of roofing material that is made from natural stone. It is a popular choice for many homes and buildings in Columbus, Ohio because of its durability, natural beauty, and long lifespan. Slate roofing tiles are cut from large pieces of slate rock, which is a metamorphic rock that is known for its strength and durability. Because of its durability, slate roofing can last for 100 years or more with proper maintenance. It is also resistant to fire, wind, and other natural elements, making it a great choice for homes and buildings in Columbus, Ohio.

Likewise, clay-tile roofing is a popular choice among homeowners due to its durability, longevity, and aesthetic appeal. Clay-tile roofing is known for its resistance to extreme weather conditions, such as heavy snow, hail, and high winds, making it a suitable option for the often-changing climate in Columbus.
Additionally, clay-tile roofing offers a unique and attractive appearance that enhances the overall curb appeal of a home. The tiles come in a variety of colors and styles, including terracotta, red, and brown, allowing homeowners to choose the perfect look for their property.

In terms of maintenance, clay-tile roofing requires regular cleaning and inspection to ensure it remains in good condition. This can be done by hiring a professional roofing contractor or by homeowners themselves, as long as they have the proper tools and knowledge.

Overall, clay-tile roofing is a durable, long-lasting, and attractive option for Columbus homeowners.

Copper roofing is another popular choice among homeowners and businesses due to its durability and aesthetic appeal. Copper is a natural material that is resistant to weathering, corrosion, and fire, making it a long-lasting and low-maintenance option.

It can be installed on a variety of structures, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and historical landmarks. It is available in a range of styles and designs, including shingles, tiles, and standing seam panels.

Patina, the blur-green to brown color, develops over time and gives the roof a unique, aged appearance. This patina is a natural protective layer that helps to prevent further corrosion and provides additional durability.

Copper is generally more expensive than other roofing materials, but it is a worthwhile investment due to its longevity and low-maintenance requirements. It also adds value to a property and is often considered a luxury option.

Choose Durable Slate

By focusing on historic roofing techniques, The Durable Slate Company is able to bring incredible quality at an affordable price for any project of any size. Whether your quaint cottage, classic farmhouse, or towering chapel are in need of slate repair, a new copper roof, or fresh flashing to seal your chimney, The Durable Slate Company will be there for the life of your home or business.

The Durable Slate Company, Columbus branch, is our headquarters, and services the entire Columbus metro area, as well as nearby Findlay, Lima, Dayton, Springfield, Zanesville, Cambridge, Athens, and Portsmouth, Ohio.
Outside of Ohio, we are proud to offer slate, clay tile, and metal roofing services across Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and throughout the United States and abroad.

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The Columbus office serves central Ohio and areas surrounding Columbus, including Dayton, Springfield, Findlay, Zanesville, Cambridge, Athens, Portsmouth, and Lima, OH. We also frequently visit Warren, PA, and nearby Parkersburg, Huntington, and Charleston, WV.

For these areas, as well as the broader United States, we gladly provide free estimates* for slate, clay tile, and copper roofing as well as copper gutters, box gutters, and ornamental metal work. 

You can find our office on Groves Road, located right off of Hamilton road and near I-70.
3933 Groves Road
Columbus, Ohio 43232
United States (US)
Phone: 6146434100

Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Work We Love

From Non-Profit Museums to Towering Steeples, We Have the Expertise

We also offer commercial services, including the following structures:

  • Schools, universities and other educational facilities
  • Churches, temples, synagogues and mosques
  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state and local government facilities and governmental service agencies
More than a roof.